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Installed 2 Antivirus Programs, Help

Installed Kaspersky when I already had NOD32 on the machine. What’s happening is that my computer basically freezes about 30 seconds after logging in. The mouse works, and that’s about it. I’ve tried c-alt-d to stop nod32 and/or kaspersky, but neither can be shut down via that route. I’ve tried multiple times to uninstall, but I can’t get access quick enough for the program to run-the computer freezes before it gets to that point.
Its an HP laptop running WinXP
Is there something I can do?

Or am I SOL and its clean-install time?

Pls let me know, meanwhile I’ll be looking for solutions on google on my Imac which doesn’t seem to have these problems, weird
huh, :wink:

Never mind, I fixed the problem by going into Safe mode.

[quote]Sonny S wrote:
Never mind, I fixed the problem by going into Safe mode.[/quote]

Safe mode isn’t exactly fixing the problem. You saying you were able to remove Kaspersky by booting safe? That makes more sense.

First thing Kaspersky does when logging in or turning your machine on is to phone home for an update (both to s/w and av signatures), which essentially drags your machine to its knees. I have yet to find a way to tell it to phone home at 2:00am rather than at startup.

Dump Kas and your life will be smoother, though I suspect you already have.

[quote]sdspeedracer wrote:
Dump Kas and your life will be smoother, though I suspect you already have.[/quote]

Word! Especially since they seem to have blacklisted every iffy license key on the interweb over the past few days!

Not that I condone piracy… Just saying.

That fact that you had such an esoteric (very good) anti virus on there makes me think you might be decent with computers. But then the installing a second one thing enters the equation. WTF?

I have Norton�??s, it sucks, I am going to dump my computer and start over. Any suggestions on a new Anti Virus

AVG is both free and good, and all I use. I’ve never had a virus, I could probably roll without an AV, TBH. But about once every blue moon I get in the mood to look at some porn and don’t want to risk it.

I’ve got ESET Smart Security now on my notebook - I think it’s a great piece of software (like an enhanced version of NOD32).

I didn’t want to get into this, but since some o you are curious, here’s the deal: I had a cracked ESET installed, but I was getting suspicious b/c it had never detected anything on my laptop. I acquire many diff’t type of files from many diff’t sources in many diff’t formats…so I am cautious when opening all these new types of files.

So I ran housecall online scan, and it found nothing. I ran kaspersy online scan, and it found a few things. So I installed kaspersky w/out uninstalling eset. And that froze my laptop.

Anyway, Kapersky’s found a few things and my system seems a bit faster, so I’ll keep it for now, until, well, what Renton said!

Thanks for taking the time to respond

Yup, I booted safe then successfully uninstalled.

[quote]sdspeedracer wrote:

Safe mode isn’t exactly fixing the problem. You saying you were able to remove Kaspersky by booting safe? That makes more sense.
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Interestingly enough, I’m in the web filtering and leak protection business, so this is kind of in my wheelhouse. The boys at ESET are friends of mine, even, and they’re right down the road from my office.

As a bit of an aside, Kaspersky is widely considered the most accurate AV engine but not the most stable. ESET, Sophos, and Authentium are probably the most reliable and most stable of the Tier 2 vendors – ultimately the ones I would use, since they hose you less and are less arrogant to do business with. The Kas guys (tech and business) are turds to deal with, as tend to be their products. Ditto Symantec and McAfee, really.

Anyway, all that and a dollar will buy you coffee except at Starbucks. Let me know if I can dig anything up for you. I might even be able to swing a legit desktop ESET license for someone who might need it…

[quote]Sonny S wrote:
So I installed kaspersky w/out uninstalling eset. And that froze my laptop.[/quote]

I don’t know why, but installing two antivirus programs at once is more or less the kiss of death.

I thought ESET was in Slovakia not Cali

[quote]sdspeedracer wrote:
Interestingly enough, I’m in the web filtering and leak protection business, so this is kind of in my wheelhouse. The boys at ESET are friends of mine, even, and they’re right down the road from my office.

As a bit of an aside, Kaspersky is widely considered the most accurate AV engine but not the most stable. ESET, Sophos, and Authentium are probably the most reliable and most stable of the Tier 2 vendors – ultimately the ones I would use, since they hose you less and are less arrogant to do business with. The Kas guys (tech and business) are turds to deal with, as tend to be their products. Ditto Symantec and McAfee, really.

Anyway, all that and a dollar will buy you coffee except at Starbucks. Let me know if I can dig anything up for you. I might even be able to swing a legit desktop ESET license for someone who might need it…[/quote]

[quote]Sonny S wrote:
I thought ESET was in Slovakia not Cali

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Originally founded there, but:

“Sold in more than 110 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S”

http://www.eset.com/company/index.php

Operations are in SoCal.